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appeals court

noun

Definition of appeals court

law

  1. :  any one of 13 courts in the U.S. below the Supreme Court <the 9th/Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals>



Word by Word Definitions

appealplay appeals
  1. :  a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court

    :  a criminal accusation

    :  an application (as to a recognized authority) for corroboration, vindication, or decision

  1. :  to charge with a crime :  accuse

    :  to take proceedings to have (a lower court's decision) reviewed in a higher court

    :  to take a lower court's decision to a higher court for review

courtplay
  1. :  the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary

    :  a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

    :  the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power

  1. :  to seek to gain or achieve

    :  allure, tempt

    :  to act so as to invite or provoke


Law Dictionary

appeals court

noun ap·peals court

Legal Definition of appeals court

  1. :  a court that hears appeals; especially :  an intermediate level appellate court




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